Firenze Marathon 2023
Discover the route and how to register for the race on Sunday 26 November
The Firenze Marathon is the most important international marathon in Italy and among the top 20 in the world for number of participants in Europe.
The 39th edition takes place on Sunday 26 November, bringing to the city almost 10,000 runners from all over the world, ready to run surrounded by beauty, among breathtaking monuments, streets with a medieval and Renaissance flavour, verdant parks and elegant lungarnos.
42 kilometres and 195 metres, with refreshment and sponging points every 5 kilometres, from where the shuttles for early returns also depart. The start is scheduled at 8.30 a.m. from Piazza Duomo, passing then through Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, a novelty of this edition, Piazza Donatello and the Fortezza da Basso. The route continues towards the Parco delle Cascine and Ponte della Vittoria to then arrive on the Lungarni Santarosa and Soderini to reach Piazza Pitti, and then cross one of the most iconic symbols of Florence, Ponte Vecchio. Past Ponte alle Grazie, one continues along the Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini. The half marathon is passed at Ponte San Niccolò. Running along the Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia and the Lungarno delle Grazie, one arrives at Borgo Santa Croce and the Basilica of Santa Croce, then returning along the Lungarni Colombo and Aldo Moro. Passing through Via Campo d'Arrigo and past the Florence sports stadium, one enters the Luigi Ridolfi athletics stadium for an exciting 400-metre lap of the track. After passing the most difficult point of the marathon, the Affrico flyover, you enter the heart of the historic centre again. At the 38km mark, the finish line is savoured by running around Piazza Duomo, then heading towards the Uffizi Gallery. In this last stretch, you cross Piazza della Signoria before finally returning to Piazza Duomo and crossing the finish line.
The record is currently held by Ethiopian Fikadu Debele Kebede, who crossed the finish line last year in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 45 seconds.
Participants in the Firenze Marathon 2023 can pick up their race bib and packet in the Expo Village set up in the Palazzina Barbasetti in Prun, Viale Malta 10 and open on Friday 24 November from 10.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and on Saturday 25 from 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Registration can be done online https://www.firenzemarathon.it/it/modalita-di-iscrizione/. Each participant will receive a participation medal at the end of the itinerary.